Francis Gilbert COWELL


COWELL, Francis Gilbert

Service Number: 344
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 2nd Tasmanian Imperial Bushmen
Born: Bringalbert, Edenhope, Victoria, Australia, 1880
Home Town: Elliott, Waratah/Wynyard, Tasmania
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Enteric Fever , Deelfontein, South Africa, 25 November 1901
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Ballarat Boer War Memorial (Queen Victoria Square), Hobart Boer War Memorial, Launceston Boer War Memorial
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Boer War Service

1 Oct 1899: Involvement Private, SN 344
1 Oct 1899: Involvement Private, SN 344, 2nd Tasmanian Imperial Bushmen
27 Mar 1901: Embarked Australian and Colonial Military Forces (Boer War / Boxer Rebellion), Private, SN 344, 2nd Tasmanian Imperial Bushmen, Hobart

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Francis Gilbert COWELL was born in Edenhope, Victoria in 1880

His parents were Arthur Alexander COWELL & Jessie Lennox HAMILTON

Francis died on 25th November, 1901 from Enteric Fever and is buried in the Deelfontein Cemetery,  grave 97, South Africa


His brother Henry Lennox COWELL served with both the New Zealand Contingent in the Boer War and the Australian forces

He was Killed in Action at Gallipoli in 1915